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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Pikeville KY

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Pikeville. Includes detailed information on diet tips that help with cardiovascular health, such as intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, omega 3 fatty acids, nuts, beans and more. Read on for more advice and content on the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health.

Cheryl Younce
(606) 886-2788
283 Goble St
Prestonsburg, KY
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Bill H Harris
(606) 218-3500
911 Bypass Rd
Pikeville, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Edgar J Massabni, MD
(606) 432-3524
255 Church St Ste 204
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
David E Collins, MD, FACC
(606) 432-3438
PO Box 337
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Ghassan Dalati
(606) 886-0892
400 University Dr
Prestonsburg, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Muhammad Ahmad
(606) 218-3500
911 Bypass Rd
Pikeville, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Dennis L Havens, MD, FACC
(606) 218-4530
911 Bypass Rd
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Anthony Romero Villarosa, MD
134 C Mount Chase Dr Apt C
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Brahmaji S Puram, MD
(606) 432-6162
PO Box 2197
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Pikeville Methodist Hosp, Pikeville, Ky
Group Practice: Appalachian Cardiology Clinic

Data Provided By:
Ashok Kumar Patnaik, MD
(304) 235-2300
61 E 3rd Ave
Williamson, WV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mkcg Med Coll, Berhampur Univ, Berhampur, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Pikeville Methodist Hosp, Pikeville, Ky; Williamson A R H Hosp, S Williamson, Ky; St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv

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BASICS OF A HEALTHY DIET

 



I recently attended an interesting conference on the effects of diet on cardiovascular risk facotrs. I was impressed with both the benefits of diet on vascular disease risk factors as well as the data that demonstrated diet to be even more effective than many "high powered" prescription medications in reversing the metabolic changes of abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism. I thought it would be fun to summarize a few of the ideas and then to speculate on what lifestyle changes one might easily make to keep themselves healthy. But before we go further, I want to stress again that this is about a baseline healthy lifestyle - and all evidence continues to point towards carbohydrates alone as the underpinning for the energy needs of the cyclist on their bike.

Abnormal lipids, probably as a result of abnormal glucose metabolism (insulin resistance or pre diabetes) are a significant factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. There are proven dietary and life style strategies that are proven to help pts with severe vascular disease (prior MI, stroke, etc.), so it would seem safe to speculate that the same strategies would be beneficial for everyone (but especially if they had undiagnosed insulin resistance). The current presumption is that this "prediabetic" condition can be present for years before full fledged diabetes with an elevated blood sugar is diagnosed - and the entire time blood vessel damage is ongoing.

Here is another way to look at this. There are multiple risk factors:

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Sedentary lifestyle which are factors in aggravating insulin resistance. And the more severe the insulin resistance the greater the odds of
    • Dyslipidemia (decreased HDL, increased LDL and triglycerides)
    • Hypertension
    • Atherosclerosis Improve any of the multiple risk factors and the odds of developing blood vessel disease decreases.

      In reviewing the literature, it is extremely common to note that certain dietary changes improve both the risk of DM and risk of heart disease in the same direction and by the same relative amount. Again, strong suggestive evidence that it is insulin resistance that is the common factor for both development of overt diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. In fact, I heard one lecturere say that if one followed all the dietary and life style recommendations that follow, the chances of developing diabetes type 2 were almost nil.

      The dyslipidemia CV risk factors include

      • an increase in the LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels
      • a decrease in HDL - HDL functions to clear cholesterol from the periphery and transport it back to the liver. (a 1 mg/100ml increase in HDL = 2-4% lower risk of a cardiac event)
      • and an increase in triglycerides. Focusing on changing the balance of these three is the goal. Statin drugs will lower the LDL, but have no effect on the other two. Dietary changes will affect the balance in a way that is actually more effective than statins alone, an...

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